Allstate Hosts Driving Challenge Course

EUGENE, Ore. — We all claim we can text and drive, but what happens when people are actually put to the challenge?

Allstate Insurance is hosting a safe driving course in Eugene. In-car cameras are set up in the vehicles to capture people attempting to safely drive while on the phone, listening to loud music, or dealing with passengers.

Parents are also encouraged to take part in the driving challenge.

The goal of the challenge is to show young drivers that sometimes you can’t–and shouldn’t–do everything at once.

“We found through a lot of different surveys done about 90 percent of teens get their driving habits from their parents, so it’s good to have the parents go through the course and see why they shouldn’t be texting and driving, talking on the phone,” said Shauna McBride, Allstate Regional spokeswoman.

Allstate says nearly 3,000 people were killed in 2010 in distracted driving crashes. They’re hoping teens and parents will make the pledge to eliminate distractions in the car.

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